HARRIS COUNTY – In honor of Park and Recreation Month, the Sheriff’s office celebrates the beauty and value of our local parks and green spaces. They enhance our quality of life and contribute to the well-being of our communities. Our Parks Unit patrols nearly 100 parks across our county. These deputies ensure the parks are safe and welcoming for visitors.
For many, parks were essential mental and physical outlets throughout the pandemic. Our parks are often our first experiences in nature, and our introduction to walking, running, bicycling, and being active outdoors. They are at the center of many memories and a place to come together with friends and family.
Parks also connect us to our neighbors and those who patrol and protect our neighborhoods. We invite you to join our deputies for a community bicycle ride at Alexander Deussen Park in northeast Harris County on Saturday, July 24.
Community Bike Ride
Saturday, July 24
Alexander Deussen Park
12303 Sonnier St.
Houston, Texas 77044
Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Ride Start: 8:30 a.m.
Our goal is for you to have fun while getting to know our deputies and learning about bike safety. This family-friendly event gives us another avenue to interact with our community beyond calls for service and traffic stops. We want to bring people together and push our neighborhoods forward through positive relationships and open communication.
All ages welcome
— Safety helmets strongly recommended
— Bottle water provided
— Chance to win prizes and giveaways
— Learn bike safety tips
— Receive a basic bike inspection
The bike ride will start at 8:30 a.m. near the pavilion and water gazebo at the park. Be sure to arrive early to sign in. There will be two bike routes – a nearly 5-mile route within the park and a 7-mile route that extends to neighboring Eisenhower Park. For those that don’t have a bike, there are 40 bikes available for rent at a B-station at Alexander Deussen Park. Guest riders can pay with a credit card at the kiosk on-site or on the mobile app.
The ride will end back at the pavilion where our Park Unit deputies will announce giveaways, talk to you about what’s on your mind, and offer basic bike inspections that include tire pressure checks, tightening loose bolts, and inspecting brakes, pedals, chains and more. You can also meet with team members from our Community Problem-Oriented Policing Unit, Patrol District 2, Motor Assistance Program, Community Engagement Division, and various other units.
We welcome cyclists of all ages, skill levels, and riding all types of bicycles to join us. If you have any questions about the community bike ride, please reach out to our Parks Unit at 346-286-1943.